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Making the classroom bigger.

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is unique. It’s a living city within a city, rich with cultural, creative, scientific and future-focussed institutions and businesses.

East Bank will be a brand new destination for innovation and creativity, with the V&A, Sadler’s Wells, London College of Fashion, University College London and the BBC already leading the way.

Schools, teachers and pupils now have a unique opportunity to take advantage of a learning experience like no other, right here on their doorstep. Please check out the below to see what the East Bank partners have on offer for your school. If you wish to get in touch with us please email Go@QueenElizabethOlympicPark.co.uk


From inspirational gallery visits to virtual sessions, online resources to teacher events, the V&A is the place for creative learning. V&A East Community Engagement programme, led by Gus Casely-Hayford, brings objects from the collection out to schools in east London, with the aim of opening pathways into the creative industries and revolutionise access to the V&A collections.

Read more about V&A East work


The BBC is supporting music making in East London schools through teacher CPD, schools concerts and workshops, collaborations with partner schools, and access to a wealth of classroom resources through BBC Ten Pieces, BBC Young Composer and BBC Teach. The BBC Meet a Musician programme is open to schools in Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest and Newham, offering inspiring workshops in schools with musicians from the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers. To find out more email east.education@bbc.co.uk  

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UCL is recognised as one of the world’s top 10 universities and first in the UK for the strength of its research. Aimed at key stage 3, 4 & 5, UCL offer a range of activities from across the university, from academic subject-related workshops to campus tours and intro to uni sessions. Click below for more!

Read more about UCL's work with schools

Sadler's Wells

Sadler’s Wells is a world-leading creative organisation dedicated to dance in all its forms. Sadler's Wells partner with a number of schools in east London, giving their students access to world-class dance, creating more opportunities for students to watch, explore and learn through dance. To find out more visit their website below.

Get involved with Sadler's Wells

UAL: London College of Fashion

London College of Fashion, UAL, is a world leader in fashion design, media and business education and has been nurturing creative talent for over a century. Copy one of the links below to access information and teaching materials.

Find out more about London College of Fasion
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